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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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What are the necessary steps to take when you find out you have cancer?

What are the necessary steps to take when you find out you have cancer?

Many: You need to assemble a team to assist you in your care. Family and friends are a good start. You will need information about your cancer, what tests need to be done, and how it will be treated, what are the expected side effects and what is the schedule of treatment. This is just a start. ...Read more

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How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?

How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?

Uric acid level: Elevated uric acid levels can lead to acute gouty flares. If uric acid levels are normalized flares may decrease in frequency. ...Read more

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What are the ways to find out if you have ms?

What are the ways to find out if you have ms?

Start with neurology: History and physical exam can provide clues to diagnosis, which can be confirmed by MRI films and/or spinal fluid. Your doctor may do some blood studies to exclude other entities. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to help yourself if you have emphysema?

What is the best thing to do to help yourself if you have emphysema?

Stop smoking: The two things that we know work well in emphysema are to quit smoking and to wear your oxygen is you need it. If you work in a job that exposes you to smoke, rock dust, wood dust, etc consider another line of work or wear respiratory protection. ...Read more

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What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

What cultures are the less likely to come?
Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

Do not understand: If you are asking whether your doctor should be understanding you and you them, all doctors have an obligation to obtain a translator if there is difficulty with communication because of language skills. ...Read more

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What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to prevent hairs to fall? And what can we do for them to grow back?

What is the best thing to do to prevent hairs to fall? And what can we do for them to grow back?

Stay healthy: The best way to grow hair naturally is to stay healthy: regular exercises and eating a well-balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients to support growth and repair. Artificially grown hair such as that by use of rogaine (minoxidil) etc...Is not a lasting and healthy effect. Stimulate/massage your scalp regularly to keep a good blood supply. There isn't much else you can do. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind if procedures do you get in order to be able to get dentures?

What kind if procedures do you get in order to be able to get dentures?

Removal of teeth: Dentures are made to replace teeth. If there are remaining teeth, they need to be removed. Sometimes the ridge that the denture sits on needs to be modified as well. ...Read more

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What can you do to watch a child to make sure they don't attempt suicide again?

What can you do to watch a child to make sure they don't attempt suicide again?

Constant supervision: It's most important to insure the child is in a safe environment - whether at home or in a treatment facility. The parent/guardian needs to be able to provide constant supervision and monitoring. The environment itself needs to be safe: lack of access to weapons, medications (even over-the-counter ones), sharp objects. Ongoing treatment is also crucial to symptom improvement. ...Read more

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How to find the balance when people want to know about your disability?

How to find the balance when people want to know about your disability?

Do you mean at work?: Is your disability readily apparent? If so you don't need to say anything. If it is not obvious and you need an accommodation from your employer it is best to see an occupational medicine physician have them provide your employer with a work restriction letter so that your can work despite the disability. Then you can reveal what you want to whomever you want on your terms. ...Read more

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What types of skills do you need to become a doctor?

Becoming a Physician: I often think that one needs two things to get through medical school: an ability to take tests and persistence. This career is very rewarding, but it comes with significant sacrifices; it is not an easy path. But, it is definitely one worth examining. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests do u need to find out if you can conceive?

What kinds of tests do u need to find out if you can conceive?

Depends: Before an actual work up for infertility, your doctor usually will require a year of unprotected regular sex. On your own if you have regular menses you probably are ovulating and unless you have had a pelvic infection probably have functional fallopian tubes. You could also obtain a basal body thermometer and follow the instructions to confirm ovulation. ...Read more

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How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem? When they are in the wrong......

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How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem?  When they are in the wrong......

Adhd: Are limits, provide structure, be consistent, be gentle but firm, build on their strengths instead of magnifying weaknesses. ...Read more

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What are the reasons doctors have to put you to sleep when you get your butt done?

What are the reasons doctors have to put you to sleep when you get your butt done?

Safer: Sleeping patients don't move at the wrong time. Even when we put you asleep we numb the area so your body does not feel any pain. It allows the surgeon to completely focus on the work at hand. If being asleep concerns you you may want to consider conscious sedation which is a lighter form of sedation and can easily be controlled. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to do to get results fast?

What are the best exercises to do to get results fast?

Lots & regular!: Not the answer you wanted but you didn't mention what result you wanted either. Recent study confirmed obvious: aerobic exercise good for fat weight loss while resistance training good for muscle gain. But no specific exercise is better at getting results faster than any other. They all take time & effort. Don't forget proper nutrition whether you're trying to lose fat or gain muscle (or both). ...Read more

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What is the best test to get to find out where you are at with chronic pancreatitist?Stage. As do I even want to fight it.

What is the best test to get to find out where you are at with chronic pancreatitist?Stage. As do I even want to fight it.

See a GI doctor: And a surgeon who deals with the pancreas. Chronic disease in this area is quite frustrating to try and manage effectively and usually requires a team approach. This can only be addressed by the physicians caring for you. Trust their opinions or request a second opinion from somebody else who can examine you and review your records and imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more